Month: December 2010

Simplifying International Adoption With Form DS-1981

Many US families are now adopting children from overseas. While the adoption process is always complex, it is even more complex when the child being adopted is from overseas. In addition to meeting all the adoption requirements and completing the adoption documentation in the child’s home country, US parents adopting a child from overseas must …

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Getting New Pages for Your Passport is Easy with Form DS-4085

Passport books have an information page, which contains the photo and personal information of the passport holders. US passports also contain multiple pages which are initially blank. These pages are used by border officials and custom officials in order to insert visas and other types of travel authorization when you travel. In most cases, a …

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Proving Immigration Status With Form G-845

Currently, most public benefits at the state, federal, or local level as well as most professional and businesses licenses are reserved for people with immigration status, if not citizenship. This helps ensure that illegal immigrants cannot receive public benefits for which they do not pay taxes and cannot receive licenses in order to legally practice …

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Applying for a Travel Document With USCIS Form I-131

In the US, foreign nationals have restrictions placed on their travel in many cases. The government is simply better able to ensure national security and security of everyone living in the US when non-citizens are not allowed to freely enter and leave the country as they wish. If you are a non-citizen and not a …

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Securing an Immigration Bond, If You Get Into Legal Trouble

In the US, anyone who is arrested for a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. For this reason, most states in the US permit bail bonds, which allow someone accused of a crime to leave jail until trial, with the promise to return for court dates. Bail can be paid in cash to the …

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Updates on the DREAM Act

The proposed legislation known as the DREAM Act would give undocumented children some form of amnesty, but the passage of the law has been challenged by opponents who feel the law has the potential to legalize many undocumented US residents. The DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act is a piece of proposed …

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New: USCIS Citizenship Resource Center

The online USCIS Citizenship Resource Center is designed to be a one-stop naturalization resource for citizenship applicants, teachers, and organizations. The site provides easy-to-understand resources for every step of the naturalization process. US citizenship applicants usually have lots of questions about the naturalization process. The organizations and teachers that help applicants through the citizenship process …

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